Maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam was disheartened after his much-discussed Ponniyin Selvan was dropped. The director, who was wishing to come out of the failure of Raavanan, got a big blow, when he was forced to shelve the project, as the expected budget reached Rs. 200 crore to make the film. However, he is ready to put all those memories behind and gearing up for his next project with none other than Ajith Kumar, who is eagerly waiting for the release of Mangaatha.
Sources say that Mani Ratnam has recently met Ajith Kumar on the sets of Billa at Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad. They discussed over two hours and it is believed that they talked about joining hands for the first time after the the actor finishes the current project. They looked positive at the end of the meeting, add reports.
Mani Ratnam visit to Billa 2 sets took the unit members by surprise. It is because the filmmaker usually never goes to an actor's place to discuss about a film rather he calls him to his office. Except Kamal Hassan, the Roja director has not visited any actor till date, concludes a source. Other details about the project are yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, Ajith Kumar's Mangaatha is all set to hit the screens on August 31. The actor is busy in the promotional activities of the Tamil film.